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Hacking Hemingway Twitter

What’s happening with Hacking Hemingway

Humanizing history in 140 characters Since February’s release of the first 84 digitized artifacts from the library’s Special Collections and The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of ...
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Mom and baby reading

Five ways we support lifelong learning from birth

When it comes to learning, there is no such thing as starting too early. Research tells us how important it is to introduce literacy concepts ...
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Carolyn Newberry Schwartz

Baby can’t wait

By Carolyn Newberry Schwartz Executive Director, Collaboration for Early Childhood "Baby can’t wait” is a phrase you hear often at the Collaboration for Early Childhood. A compelling body ...
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Leigh Tarullo

Dedicating more to Oak Park’s history

As it widens access to early Ernest Hemingway artifacts, the library is now devoting even more resources to its Special Collections. For the first time ...
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/ Special Collections
Ernest and Marcelline baby portrait

Hemingway artifacts now online

'Stunning images, handwritten commentary' Unprecedented, online access is now available to rare Ernest Hemingway family artifacts from the late 1800s and early 1900s through the ...
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/ Special Collections
Rob Simmons, Director of Social Services and Safety

Manager for Community Resources hired

Robert A. Simmons has accepted the library’s new full-time position of Manager for Community Resources. His first day in this new library role will be Monday, ...
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/ Announcements, Social Services
Marcelline Hemingway Baby Book

Opening the vault

Now online are the first 84 of at least 300 digitized artifacts from the library, The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP), and the ...
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/ Special Collections

Hot Picks are here

Easy to find and borrow new and popular items You want shorter wait times and more availability of new and popular titles. So, we now ...
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